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Great tip for anyone gaming on a laptop with "turbo boost" mode.

User is offline   Tekedon 

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*PLEASE ACTIVATE SUBS IN VIDEO TO SEE IMPORTANT COMMENTS REGARDING WHEN INACTIVATING AND ACTIVATING*

Video showing this

So, I can't guarantee this works for everyone, but worked wonders for me.

I was using the "turbo boost" mode before which is activated by default on my Asus R555jk. (meaning that when gaming my i7 4710hq goes up to 3,5 GHz from 2,5 GHz)

You would think that this would HELP the performance, BUT actually it had me fooled.

This is the reason why.. Under heavy load my CPU would heat up to over 90 degrees celsius, and 87 - 89 celsius regarding the GPU.
This would throttle THE HELL out of both the CPU and GPU (i don't even want to know what values the gpu was actually running on)

I then downloaded a free program called "throttlestop", and then inactivated the so called "turbo mode" on my cpu meaning it stays on 2,5 GHz no matter what.
Well look what it did, my temps lowered significally and my FPS was boosted a lot, you can really see that if you watch this video in 60 fps and look at the numbers.

The thing is, even with my GPU overclocked with +133 and +200 Mhz. The CPU and GPU usually now stay under 80 degrees. So not only will this prolong the lifespan of my PC, I can also play games in much higher settings than before.

So this is a recommended to atleast try out, I'm happy as hell! Don't be fooled by the "turbo boost".
Proof of this in the video.

Game is Shadow Warrior 2.

My full laptop specs:

I7 4710hq @ 2,5 GHz
Geforce GTX 850M 2gb DDR3 (+133, +200 MHz overclock)
8 GB RAM

This post has been edited by Tekedon: 04 December 2017 - 09:55 AM

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User is offline   Forge 

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or learn to overclock properly & get a real cpu cooling system instead of some cheap stock fan.

the first part is optional if you don't feel comfortable doing that sort of thing, the second is probably the the best thing to do regardless of stock, turbo, or o.c. settings.


edit: in your case, BCLK overclocking is your best (and probably only option), & replace the thermal paste on your cpu (manufacturers use cheap shit & do a poor job of it due to assembly line production), elevate the back end of the laptop off a table or desk so the fans on the bottom get good air flow, an/or get a coolerpad with two 140 mm fans (which only drop the temps around 5c, but you put a ziplock bag full of ice under it to get the best cooling)

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User is offline   Tekedon 

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View PostForge, on 04 December 2017 - 02:19 PM, said:

or learn to overclock properly & get a real cpu cooling system instead of some cheap stock fan.

the first part is optional if you don't feel comfortable doing that sort of thing, the second is probably the the best thing to do regardless of stock, turbo, or o.c. settings.


edit: in your case, BCLK overclocking is your best (and probably only option), & replace the thermal paste on your cpu (manufacturers use cheap shit & do a poor job of it due to assembly line production), elevate the back end of the laptop off a table or desk so the fans on the bottom get good air flow, an/or get a coolerpad with two 140 mm fans (which only drop the temps around 5c, but you put a ziplock bag full of ice under it to get the best cooling)


Great tips! But I think I'll just leave it be, I'd rather have a cooler more quiet machine and I'm honestly not comfortable with opening up the laptop, I had a cheap cooling pad before but the fans broke, honestly did not help much but with an icepack I'm sure it would. Still feels like a new PC, had it for a couple of years now and had no idea how much throttling was going on. Better late than never I guess.
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I like battery life.

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